Bilge Ebiri

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Bilge Ebiri
ResidenceUnited States
Alma materYale University
OccupationFilm critic and filmmaker
EmployerVillage Voice

Bilge Ebiri (/ˈbɪlɡə ɛˈbɪəri/; born 1973 in York) is an American journalist and filmmaker.[citation needed] Currently, Ebiri is working for The Village Voice.[1] His first feature film, a comedy thriller entitled New Guy, was released in 2004.

Early life and education[edit]

Ebiri studied film at Yale University, where his thesis film Bad Neighborhood won the Lamar Prize for Achievement in Film.[citation needed]


After graduation, Ebiri worked as an assistant director for Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov on The Barber of Siberia.[citation needed]

He both wrote and directed New Guy, his debut feature.[2] Time Out called it "broadly predictable and increasingly one note, but passable sadistic fun."[3] In 2003 he wrote, directed, and co-produced the low-budget feature film New Guy. It was released in 2004, and, after positive reviews in The New York Times and Variety, had a successful theatrical run in New York City. It was released on DVD in 2005 by Vanguard Cinema.[citation needed]

He became the lead critic at the Village Voice in February 2016.[4]


  • Bad Neighborhood (1995)
  • Infernal Racket (1996)
  • New Guy (2003)
  • Purse Snatcher (2006)
  • Görünmeyen (2011)


  1. ^ "Bilge Ebiri". The Voice. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Harvey, Dennis (March 18, 2003). "New Guy". Variety. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "New Guy". Time Out. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Adams, Sam (February 25, 2016). "Bilge Ebiri Will Be the Village Voice's New Film Critic". IndieWire. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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